BADMC not backing down from study

The Barbados Agricultural Development and Marketing Corporation (BADMC) says it will not back off from a study commissioned to determine the impact of poultry importation on the local industry.

Its insistence follows a request by Barbados Agricultural Society (BAS) CEO James Paul for the parties involved to hold talks on the issue rather than pursue the study being conducted by University of West Indies.

In the interim, BADMC will not engage in any posturing, debate, discussion or media campaign, designed to detract from, derail, front-run or otherwise influence the UWI study, and commend the same approach to you,” said Chairman of the BADMC board of directors Shawn Tudor, in a letter to Paul, a copy of which was released to the media.

BADMC will not be diverted or shunted from the path that we have set ourselves in resolving this matter. We will rely on the input of scientific and factual information from the competent professionals of the UWI.

The discussion that you are suggesting seems unlikely to assist, clarify or resolve any issue; it has not done so previously. On the face of it, under the circumstances, it may only serve to add to the ambiguity and ill-advised commentary that currently prevails.”

The parties are at odds over the importation of a container carrying just over 24,000 kilograms of chicken wings.

The BADMC said it sanctioned the importation because poultry farmers simply could not provide all the market needs. However, the BAS CEO is adamant that the corporation breached protocol by failing to consult with poultry growers prior to the importation.

Paul Enterprises Ltd – the company that was bringing in the shipment – has agreed to waive its right to import a second container pending the completion of the UWI study at the end of this month.

12 Responses to BADMC not backing down from study

  1. Barker Antony
    Barker Antony June 8, 2014 at 12:58 pm


  2. Horace Boyce
    Horace Boyce June 8, 2014 at 1:30 pm

    Ban chicken wings bring turkey wings which has a higher fat content then u call chicken wings unhealthy let ppl make their choice so much hypocrisy

  3. Lorna Watson Deukett
    Lorna Watson Deukett June 8, 2014 at 2:42 pm

    while u all r studying cud u please send a box or 2 of those wings 4 me 2 sample? Wing lover right here

  4. Charly Bamboo
    Charly Bamboo June 8, 2014 at 3:05 pm

    Wunno stand there bout chicken wings. Yes import wunno gm chicken and wunno will see when wunno start feeling sick from eating that rubbish from America

  5. Veroniva Boyce
    Veroniva Boyce June 8, 2014 at 3:12 pm

    Water solution is pumped into the poultry disguising the weight and size. Leave well alone. Organic i.e yard fowl is a better option.

  6. Sharon Woolley
    Sharon Woolley June 8, 2014 at 4:05 pm

    Too many pump water into any meat – makes the meat look bigger and better, the public then pay for water not meat ! happens worldwide

  7. not so much pumped up water chicken. But those chicken pumped with hormones and antibiotics that us here in North America are trying very desperately to get off our shelfs and at the least *labelled* properly. GMF is allowed in the USA. Without labels. Another thing chicken are given injections INTO the WINGS thus the highest concentration of drug is found there. I advice and appeal the Bajan government to provide subsidies for local farmers to grow their own or at the least import from another Caricom Nation. #Not from NorthAmerica especially the USA. Canada is better in that GMOs are not allowed to be grown here and the Farmers listen to the people and provide organic and hormone free options. Do your research people and ask questions. But best is to buy local and leave out the wings til they are available! PEACE and WEELNESS

  8. Pamalea Payne
    Pamalea Payne June 8, 2014 at 9:26 pm

    I wud rather eat anorexic chicken than the one that full of steroids

  9. Wayne P Hoyte
    Wayne P Hoyte June 9, 2014 at 6:46 am

    Give the people the wings …….mek them fly


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